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All stitched up

The last 18 months have been a whirlwind for Stitch Golf founder and Raleigh resident Charlie Burgwyn. In that time, he and his partner Steve Pena have created a multi-million-dollar business, selling more than 200,000 hand-sewn leather golf club head…

Keeping cool in Raleigh city pools

photographs by Tim Lytveninko The history of public pools here is a rich one, spanning more than a century, and reflecting all of the social and economic changes of the times. In 1891, Richard Stanhope Pullen built Raleigh’s first public…

The Arboretum: In Bloom

illustrations by Laura Frankstone One of the largest and most diverse collections of plants that thrive in the Southeast can be found at Raleigh’s J.C. Raulston Arboretum. This meandering, 10-acre research garden, planted with more than 5,000 different kinds of…

Bespoke and bewitching Booth Jewelers

by Jesma Reynolds photograph by Juli Leonard Tucked among the antique stores in Raleigh’s Five Points, Brian and Lily Booth’s custom jewelry store offers their own designs, like the rings pictured here, as well as heirloom jewelry restoration and estate…

GIGI’S GOT IT: In the bag

by Karen Johnson photograph by Lissa Gotwals Gigi Karmous-Edwards exudes a wide-eyed innocence you might not expect from a scientist and engineer of 27 years. But in her new career as handbag designer, a sense of wonder is a vital…

‘Here I am’ – Van Eure’s Raleigh

by Stacy Chandler Before she married and had children, Eure developed the habit of working into the wee hours at the helm of the iconic North Raleigh restaurant her father co-founded in 1960. But as dear as Angus Barn is to…

Strumming up a community: HARRY’S GUITAR SHOP

by Charles Marshall photographs by Geoff Wood Each weekday morning, a veritable supergroup of top local musicians gather in a fabled spot on Glenwood South. But they don’t plug in and jam together. Instead, they disappear into tiny rooms to…

Made in Raleigh: Rack ’em

photograph by Geoff Wood A stone’s throw from the Greek Revival capitol building in downtown Raleigh stands the oldest maker of pool tables in the state. Met-Tech, founded in 1943, specializes in custom pool tables made from oak, Siberian birch,…

The pied piper of Roanoke Park

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Juli Leonard  You might know Lyman Kiser. You might know him if you’ve ever been to Roanoke Park in Raleigh’s Five Points neighborhood on a Saturday and heard the giddy shrieks of children as…

Summiting Everest: With Martin Middle School behind him

by Charles Upchurch photographs courtesy of Chip Popoviciu It’s called the Death Zone. The last thousand meters from Camp Four to the summit of Mount Everest is an oxygen-fueled ridgeline traverse at 28,000 feet over ice, rock and snow –…

Lumina clothing

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard   For the creators of Lumina Clothing,  “dry goods,” a term for ready-to-wear clothing that dates back to 1742 England, connects their 2-year old business to North Carolina’s rich textile heritage. Based in…

Cane Pole Fishing

By Charles Upchurch photographs by Shawn Rocco I have a neighbor who sport-fishes all over the world. Hawaii, Costa Rica, the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Marlin, tuna, sailfish. I told him I was writing a piece on a guy here in…

Style: Collars to covet

Styled by Jesma Reynolds Photographs by Missy McLamb Collar necklaces have recently caught our eye. Like the best in style, these collarbone-skimming jewels have been around forever. Cleopatra wore them well; so do the Masaai. From Nefertiti in 1350 BC…

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